A Blackhouse Corner In The Outer Hebrides, Scotland

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When we were on the Isle of Harris in the Outer Hebrides, Scotland, in May, I took loads of photos of theses cottages called Blackhouses.  This cottage had just been restored and the new roof was having the last finshing touches to it.

From our trip May 2014

4 comments

  1. I did do a post explaining about them, but goodness knows which one it is now 🙂 Anyway they are called Blackhouses because they had a fire pit in the middle of the room and the smoke went up through the roof, so the black really comes from the soot. Later when they built chimneys on the end walls, they were then named Whitehouses 🙂

    1. We did go inside a couple and I have some great photos, that I have to post, I really have so many that I want to do. We went into 2 that are museums and some are holiday lets 🙂 There are only a couple that are private homes now.

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